These are the best jazz shows in NYC in April, otherwise known as Jazz Appreciation Month! Read more about JAM and the JazzApril campaign.
These are the best jazz shows in NYC this month.
Jenny Scheinman Quartet Village Vanguard Friday, August 31 Better than: Music that keeps you at a distance. During her early set at the Village Vanguard on Friday, violinist Jenny Scheinman pulled out just one cover, Duke Ellington's "Awful Sad." It's not hard to see why she's fond of that particu ... More >>
The violinist takes a singularly dualistic approach to music
In this week's Village Voice, out now: I preview the upcoming show by the sullen British pop singer Charli XCX (above, singing a stripped-down version of her stunning single "Stay Away") and review last Saturday's freestyle extravaganza in the Bronx, which was topped off by Stevie B; and Benjamin Lo ... More >>
Winter Jazzfest Friday-Saturday, January 6-7 Better than: Summer Zydeco Fest (assuming such a terror exists). After a discordant, twisted reimagining of Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary" by his trio Ceramic Dog, guitarist Marc Ribot slyly reminded the audience at Sullivan Hall Friday wha ... More >>
Jazz lost an icon, and the New York City scene a fixture, last week, when drummer Paul Motian died from complications with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disorder. Motian's career stretched back over six decades, but his name had been inextricably linked with the famed haunt the ... More >>
Michael Wilson Already renowned as arranger to the stars and New York's go-to violinist, Jenny Scheinman is building a new reputation as a formidable bandleader as well; her emotive scrapes and dramatic whines now dance around the propulsive jazz-rock of a newish quartet. The bandbassi ... More >>
Plus suave elegance, raw non-beauty, and other works-in-progress
Celebrating a historic night with once-cynical jazz heavyweights
Local luminary explores America, high and low
No Depression goddess tries her hand at depressing mediocrity
For the week of December 27, 2006January 2, 2007
All sorts of big idea about how today's jazz fits into history and maybe into popular culture
Guitarists Bill Frisell and Charlie Hunter both do their level best to bring jazz up to 1995